Arizona Cardinals news 5/4: Draft history, Honey Badger memories

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Your morning Cards and NFL roundup.

We missed a day on Saturday, so you have more content than you normally would in terms of links on a Sunday morning.

Cardinals:

Draft Primer 2014: Cornerbacks
Cardinals have Peterson and Cromartie, but you can never have enough corners

Tyrann Mathieu Remembers The Draft

Emotions spilled out the night the Cardinals selected Honey Badger

Five best Cards’ picks: 6th round - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

For the seven days leading up to Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss will rank the team’s five best draft picks from each round -- seventh to first -- dating to 1994, when the NFL draft went to its current seven-round format.

Five best Arizona Cardinals picks: 7th round - ESPN

For the seven days leading up to Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss will rank the team’s five best draft picks from each round -- seventh to first -- dating back to , when the NFL draft went to its current seven-round format.

Stepfan Taylor ready to step in at RB - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The second-year running back, chosen a round before Ellington, isn’t going to sit idle and let Ellington be named the starter without a fight.

Arizona Cardinals Draft History: The fourth-rounders ArizonaSports.com

Here's a look at the best fourth-rounders of the last 25 years...

Cardinals GM Steve Keim: 'Free agency is going to be an important part' of the draft process ArizonaSports.com

"So, we have to be smart not only in the way that we draft, but then we flip our board and it becomes the free agent board. We have to attack that board just as aggressively."

NFL:

Johnny Manziel's draft day: Choose your own adventure - SBNation.com

Started from the bottom ... now, it's draft day. You're Johnny Manziel, aka Johnny F**king Football. How are you going to play this one?

The Notebook: Dee Ford is no 'blind dog in a meat market' - SBNation.com
The Auburn defensive end once claimed to be the best pass rusher in the draft. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White heads to the film room for a little fact checking.

Teddy Bridgewater could be 'fallback option' for Bengals - SBNation.com
The Cincinnati Bengals could be interested in Teddy Bridgewater all the way back there at No. 24, as a "fallback option."

What it's like for players who *aren't* picked at the NFL Draft - SBNation.com
Phil Lutzenkirchen set an Auburn touchdowns record, but had to wait for the St. Louis Rams to sign him as an undrafted free agent in order to make one football dream come true.

Eric LeGrand talks recovery, 2014 NFL Draft, college graduation - SBNation.com
Dan Rubenstein speaks with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand about his paralysis recovery, the upcoming NFL Draft, and his upcoming college graduation plans.

NFL quotable: 49ers exercise option on troubled Aldon Smith - SBNation.com
The San Francisco 49ers used the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday, and the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't counting on having Justin Blackmon back.

SB Nation NFL mock draft final grades are in - SBNation.com
The draft is complete and the grades are in. See who got the best grades and who got the worst.

Jumps Off the Tape: Demarcus Lawrence and the virtues of brute force - SBNation.com
The Boise State pass rusher is violent, aggressive and mean-spirited. In other words, he's got the foundation to succeed. Danny Kelly's "Jumps Off the Tape" series continues.

Teddy Bridgewater and Mike Mayock's existential crisis - SBNation.com
Mike Mayock is one of the most respected NFL scouts in the business. He watches a lot of tape and forms confident opinions, but Teddy Bridgewater has apparently plunged him into an existential crisis.

75 percent of Atlanta rappers want the Falcons to draft Jadeveon Clowney - SBNation.com
Based on a sample size of four rappers.

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